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How the supporter navigation works
How the supporter navigation works

You can include an additional navigation bar on your website pages, aka supporter nav. It can house your logo, additional links, and more!

Updated over a week ago

NationBuilder allows you to include a supporter navigation bar on your website pages. When someone is visiting the site for the first time this nav bar will appear with some basic information on it, such as your logo, a link to your volunteer sign-up page and donation page, a Facebook plugin, and a Twitter follow button (so long as these pages exist and these social media accounts have been connected). When someone logs into your website with their email, Facebook, or Twitter account, the supporter nav changes and the supporter sees a link to their own profile, as well as a selection of links to pages that they can go to.

Supporter nav pages

The idea with supporter nav is that you want to create specific pages for your supporters to interact with you and each other on your website, enhancing the community aspect of your nation. What page types are included here is entirely up to you.

NationBuilder includes some default page types which give you an idea of how to make the most out of the supporter nav, these pages include:

  • Activity: Allows your supporters to see an individualized stream of everything going on in your nation that pertains specifically to them, i.e., people they are following, pages they are following, pages they are a part of (event's they RSVP'd for), etc.

  • Spread the word: Supporters can generate and share a personal recruiting link. This page will show people that they have recruited to the nation and how many of those have become volunteers, donors, voters.

  • Social Capital: Shows where they stand in comparison to other users.

  • Follows/Followers: Other users from your website they are following or are following them.

  • Find Friends: Allows them to find friends from their social networks who are also users on the website.

Here are a couple of other ideas for what to include in the supporter nav:

  • Create a suggestion box page for logged in users only, let them have input in the goals and principles of the nation.

  • Create an events calendar for logged in users. Post meetings and events that are just for them. Allow users to create their own events here.

How to add a page to the supporter nav

1. When creating a new page, check the box next to "Include in supporter nav." This option is listed directly above the Create page button.

πŸ“Œ Note: We display the eight most used page types for your nation based on your settings and add-ons. To see all available pages simply click on 'Show all page types'.

2. When editing a page, go to Settings > Page settings. Below the published date, you'll see a checkbox next to the option to "Include in supporter nav." Check the box and then click the Save page button to save your changes.

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